Seventh Pay Commission: Govt may not implement 'salary hike' before OROP execution

New Delhi, Jan 30: At a time when Central Government employees are anxiously waiting for the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission(7th CPC), this could dishearten them.

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Days after reports came to fore that CPC will be delayed and will come into force in the month of June-July, here is yet another disappointing news for these employees. Sources say that Centre may implement new Pay Commission after the execution of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

7th CPC will be implemented after OROP?

Though, Government issued notification for the 'long pending' OROP in November last year, it is yet to implemented.

Sources say that Army veterans want some modification into the current form of OROP scheme but Modi Government has yet not accepted their demands.

One can understand this delay of the salary increment, as notification for Seventh Pay Commission is yet to be issued. Sources say that there are lots of issues to be sorted out before final approval will be given.

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Earlier, Government set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary to process the recommendations of the Pay Commission. 

An office memorandum of the Finance Ministry was quoted as saying, "The Empowered Committee will function as a screening committee to screen the recommendations of the Commission after taking into account the views of the concerned stakeholders... So as to firm up the final conclusion for approval of the Cabinet".

Reportedly, first meeting to formulate action points for processing Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is scheduled on February 2. Nodal officers of different ministries and departments will participate in the meet. 

Nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners will be befitted by the the pay commission.

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